Amelia Earhart

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    Amelia's Life

  • Amelia Earhart was born on July 24th 1897

    Amelia Earhart was born on July 24th 1897
    Amelia Mary Earhart is born in Atchison, Kansas July 24th
  • Amelia Graduates from Hyde Park High School

    Amelia Graduates from Hyde Park High School
    Graduates from Hyde Park High School in Chicago, Illinois
  • Volunteers as a nurse

    Volunteers as a nurse
    Volunteers as a nurse at Spadina Military Convalescent Hospital in Toronto, Canada, for the "walking wounded" of World War One
  • Enrolls at Columbia University, New York

    Enrolls at Columbia University, New York
    Enrolls in the pre-med program of Columbia University, New York
  • Leaves Columbia University after one semester

    Leaves Columbia University after one semester
    1920
    Leaves Columbia University after one semester joins her parents in in Los Angeles, California
    Takes her first flight with Frank Hawks
  • Completes her flying lessons with Neta Snook

    Completes her flying lessons with Neta Snook
    1921
    Completes her flying lessons with Neta Snook and purchases her first aircraft - the Kinner Airster
  • Works as a social worker with children

    Works as a social worker with children
    1926
    Works as a social worker with children at the Denison House in Boston, Massachusetts
  • tries forming an organization for women who fly

    tries forming an organization for women who fly
    1927
    Writes to Ruth Nichols about forming an organization for women who fly
  • first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger

    first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger
    Is recognized as the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger (June)
  • Writes Book

    Writes Book
    Writes 20 Hrs. 40 Min
  • Competes in Women's Air Derby

    Competes in Women's Air Derby
    Competes in Women's Air Derby (Santa Monica to Cleveland) - finishes in third place
  • Helps organize The Ninety-Nines

    Helps organize The Ninety-Nines
    Helps organize The Ninety-Nines (November)
  • Sets the women's world flying speed record

    Sets the women's world flying speed record
    Sets the women's world flying speed record of 181.18 mph (July)
  • Marries George Palmer Putnam

    Marries George Palmer Putnam
    Marries George Palmer Putnam in Noank, Connecticut (February)
  • the first president of The Ninety-Nines

    the first president of The Ninety-Nines
    1931
    Becomes the first president of The Ninety-Nines
  • Sets women's record for fastest non-stop transcontinental flight

    Sets women's record for fastest non-stop transcontinental flight
    Sets women's record for fastest non-stop transcontinental flight (Los Angeles, California to Newark, New Jersey) in 19 hrs and 5 mins (August)
  • Writes Book

    Writes Book
    Writes The Fun of It
  • the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean

     the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean
    Becomes the first woman (and second person) to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean in her single engine Lockheed Vega and the first person to cross the Atlantic twice by air
  • Is awarded the Flying Cross

    Is awarded the Flying Cross
    Is awarded the Army Air Corps Distinguished Flying Cross
  • Is awarded the Gold Medal

    Is awarded the Gold Medal
    Is awarded the Gold Medal of the National Geographic Society, presented by President Herbert Hoover
  • Wins the Harmon Trophy

    Wins the Harmon Trophy
    Wins the Harmon Trophy as America's Outstanding Airwoman
  • Participates in the National Air Races in Los Angeles, California

    Participates in the National Air Races in Los Angeles, California
    Participates in the National Air Races in Los Angeles, California
  • Wins the Harmon Trophy

    Wins the Harmon Trophy
    Wins the Harmon Trophy
  • Breaks her own record

    Breaks her own record
    Breaks her own North American transcontinental record with a flying time of 17 hours, 7 minutes, 30 seconds
  • Wins the Harmon Trophy for the third year in a row

    Wins the Harmon Trophy for the third year in a row
    Wins the Harmon Trophy for the third year in a row
  • Is the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean

    Is the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean
    1935
    Is the first person to fly solo across the Pacific Ocean from Honolulu, Hawaii to Oakland, California in 17 hours and 7 minutes (January)
  • Is the first person to fly solo from Los Angeles, California to Mexico City

    Is the first person to fly solo from Los Angeles, California to Mexico City
    Is the first person to fly solo from Los Angeles, California to Mexico City, Mexico by official invitation from the Mexican Government (April)
  • Named America's Outstanding Airwoman by Harmon Trophy committee

    Named America's Outstanding Airwoman by Harmon Trophy committee
    Named America's Outstanding Airwoman by Harmon Trophy committee
  • Starts to plan her round-the-world flight

    Starts to plan her round-the-world flight
    Starts to plan her round-the-world flight
  • Begins her round-the-world flight

    Begins her round-the-world flight
    Begins her round-the-world flight in Oakland, California and sets a record for east-west (Oakland to Hawaii) travel in 15 hours and 47 minutes (March)
  • plane is damaged

    plane is damaged
    Ground loops plane while taking off from Hawaii for Howland Island and badly damages it (March)
  • Disappears near Howland Island July 2, 1937

    Disappears near Howland Island July 2, 1937
    Disappears near Howland Island July 2, 1937
  • President Roosevelt authorized a search of 9 naval ships and 66 aircraft at an estimated cost of over $4 million.

    President Roosevelt authorized a search of 9 naval ships and 66 aircraft at an estimated cost of over $4 million.
    President Roosevelt authorized a search of 9 naval ships and 66 aircraft at an estimated cost of over $4 million to search for amelia
  • search was abandoned

    search was abandoned
    On July 18 the search was abandoned by ships in the Howland area. George continued to seek help in the search, but by October he too abandoned all hope of finding them alive.
  • Airplane is repaired and a second round-the-world attempt is started

    Airplane is repaired and a second round-the-world attempt is started
    Airplane is repaired and a second round-the-world attempt is started from Miami, Florida (June)